For parents, peace of mind around the external support their children receive is critical. In Australia, the Working With Children Check (WWCC), legislated by each state and territory, is designed to prevent people from working or volunteering with children if they have a criminal record or have come to the attention of child protection authorities.
This background check requirement examines whether a person involved in child-related work poses an unacceptable risk to children. The person could be working – or planning to work – in paid employment, self-employment or as a volunteer.
Any independent support worker who offers their services via the Mable platform and intends to work with children must show evidence and upload a Working With Children Check (or equivalent in their state) .
Proof of WWCC status on the Mable website
- Once approved for a WWCC, the independent support worker is required to upload a photo of their card to the Mable website for verification and carry the card when providing their services.
- A badge will be displayed on the independent support worker’s profile that shows their WWCC status. This badge gives clients peace of mind that the independent support worker they are considering choosing has been deemed safe by authorities to work around children.
- A client/ independent support worker agreement cannot be created if Mable has not verified the support worker’s WWCC status.
Alternative names for a Working With Children Check in all states and territories of Australia
|Queensland||Blue Card Check/Working With Children Card (WWCC)|
|New South Wales||Working With Children Check (WWCC)|
|Australian Capital Territory||Working With Vulnerable People Check (WWVP)|
|Victoria||Working With Children Check (WWCC)|
|Tasmania||Registration to Work With Vulnerable People (RWVP)|
|South Australia||Working With Children Check (WWCC)|
|Western Australia||Working With Children Check (WWCC)|
|Northern Territory||Working With Children Check (WWCC)|
The Working With Children Check is a legal requirement across Australia and Mable takes very seriously the compliance of every independent support worker who offers their services via our platform. If you have any questions on this topic, we welcome your call on 1300 73 65 73.